Our friends at KEXP are celebrating #InternationalClashDay today, and we're in the spirit with The Waco Brothers' cover of "I Fought the Law!" (We know it was originally by Sonny Curtis, but The Clash's spirit runs rampant through the Wacos' version.) Rob sez: "Rarely does anything make sense in the venal snake pit that is the music industry. The Waco Brothers...Read more
DO YOUR DUTY, CITIZENS! Give Barrence Whitfield & The Savages a little checkmark in Little Steven's Underground Garage Coolest Songs in the World 2015 lineup! Little Steven Van Zandt is a huge BW fan, and he's been spinning them on his radio show for the better part of this year. Now let's make their romance official by voting "I'm...Read more
Released ahead of their annual 'Tonksgiving' shows, the EP was recorded during a 2014 show at Off Broadway in St. Louis. KDHX has the scoop along with a stream of the live version of "Caney Mountain" and an interview with frontman Brian...Read more
The Mekons played on NPR/WXPN World Cafe!! Yes, the whole band! Hear the ol' punks perform songs from throughout their discography and chat (candidly) with David Dye about the band's wayward career, the Revenge of the Mekons documentary, and why Chicago rules(!!).
The Yawpers made a visit to 90.9 The Bridge in Kansas City before their performance at TEDx this past weekend. Check out the videos below to hear (er...rather, experience) three brand new songs, as well as a real kicker of an interview that had us near tears in laughter. Those Yawpers are damn charming...and Jon Hart is a hell of an interviewer. Fall in...Read more
In July, Banditos stopped by KEXP's Roadhouse to play some songs for host Greg Vandy and KEXP listeners worldwide. If you missed that performance or simply wanted to relive the glory, you can now do so HERE.
Garage rock brainiac Little Steven Van Zandt (of E Street Band and Sopranos fame...) named Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' "I'm a Full Grown Man" this week's Coolest Song in the World!
Check your local radio listings or SiriusXM Radio to hear Barrence on Little Steven's radio show.
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' new song "Incarceration Casserole" is KUTX Austin's Song of the Day! Listen or grab a free download and rock out all the way to the kitchen.
Robbie Fulks and his band performed on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion this weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you missed the live broadcast on NPR, click below to listen. Robbie starts around the 40:00 mark. John Fullbright also performed.
Listen to the whole show (or skip ahead to Robbie's parts).
Bobby Bare, Jr. and his right-hand man Matt Rowland played NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert. Need we say more?
BBJ plays "Don't Wanna Know" and "The Big Time" from his 2014 Bloodshot album Undefeated and his classic "Visit Me in Music City" from his 2004 Bloodshot album From the End of Your Leash.
Enjoy the songs, the banter...and the...Read more
Murder By Death is this week's NPR World Cafe Next artist! Click HERE to hear David Dye chat about the band and play two songs from their upcoming album Big Dark Love, out February 3rd!
Pre-order Big Dark Love on CD, vinyl LP, or digital....Read more
This past weekend Bloodshot co-founder/owner Nan Warshaw stopped by WGN Radio with Jon Langford to chat with David Hoekstra about Bloodshot's 20th anniversary (and many of Nan and Jon's adventures in Chicago in the early '90s, including the first time they met - at The Empty Bottle), which you can listen to via the link below. Jon also plays a few songs and talks...Read more
Our pals Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis at WBEZ NPR flagship show Sound Opinions interviewed our co-leaders Rob & Nan about the history of the label, our 20th anniversary compilation album, how the release of Ryan Adams's Heartbreaker came to be (multiple bar bathrooms in Austin are involved), and what it's like operating an indie label in 2014.